Published: 06/10/2005 Volume 115 No. 5976 Page 32

Ken Jarrold, who recently retired from County Durham and Tees Valley strategic health authority, where he was chief executive, has been appointed by Durham University as an honorary professor and by the Home Office as non-executive director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

North West London strategic health authority has appointed Ian Ayres as executive director of operations. Ian joins from Sutton and Merton primary care trust, where he was chief executive.

David Meikle has been named joint chief executive of South West Kent and Maidstone Weald primary care trusts. He joins from NHS Argyll and Clyde, where he was director of strategy and redesign.

Send details of senior appointments to andrew.snowball@emap. com